Treatment of influenza and other acute respiratory viral infections is carried out mainly at home, on an outpatient basis. Hospitalization is subject to:
- children with diseases in the forms of moderate severity and an unfavorable premorbid background;
- patients with a complicated course of the disease;
- all children with severe flu;
- for epidemiological indications (from closed children's groups, from socially disadvantaged families, primarily young children).
The main groups of drugs used to treat influenza:
- Etiotropic drugs acting on the cause of the disease - EREBRA®.
- Symptomatic drugs (which block the accompanying symptoms of the disease - headache, rhinitis, cough, etc.) - antipyretic, antitussive drugs, nasal decongestants.
Basic therapy of SARS and influenza includes general guidelines for caring for the sick:
- Bed and half-bed rest.
- Nutritional care (a dairy-rich diet rich in vitamins).
- Drink plenty of alkaline mineral waters, infusions and decoctions of medicinal herbs and berries (raspberries, viburnum, sea buckthorn, rose hips).
- Steam inhalation with infusion of chamomile, calendula, St. John's wort, pine buds.
In order to alleviate the patient's condition with rhinitis, it is recommended to use saline (0.9%) of sodium chloride 3-5 times a day, 1-3 ml in each nasal passage, as well as vasoconstrictor drops that reduce the secretion of the nasal mucosa.